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Want to understand Gen Z? Meet our Coming of Rage speakers!

Have you heard about the hottest marketing event of the year?

Coming of Rage is here to shatter your image of the Gen Z “consumer”, and unveil the raw, authentic anger that comes with being a young person in 2021. But we’re not just yelling into the void about greenwashing or rainbow-washing—we actually want to implement our visions for the future.

Together, businesses can take actionable steps with Gen Z, to learn how to channel our rage into corporate change. Want to see who is coming to the table? Listen to them all on September 30th from 3 PM to 6PM EST — register for free here!

Keynote Speakers

Brea Baker

Writer and Activist

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @freckledwhileblack | Twitter: @brea_baker

Brea Baker is a writer and freedom fighter who has been working on the frontlines for almost a decade first as a student activist and now as a national and global strategist. In that time, she has contributed to dozens of electoral and advocacy campaigns including the 2017 Women’s March (where she served as the youngest national organizer), the 2018 student walkouts against gun violence, Jumaane Williams’ successful bid for NYC Public Advocate, and more.

Watch her during our opening keynote, “Why #TF is Gen Z so angry?” from 3:05 PM to 3:20 PM ET.

Louis Carr

President of Media Sales at BET

Pronouns: He/Him

Instagram: @iamlouiscarr

Louis Carr has been with BET Networks for 35 years, serving as the President of Media Sales for the last 19 years. During his tenure with the company, Carr has transformed the multicultural space for some of the world’s biggest brands. Carr founded the Louis Carr Internship Foundation (LCIF) 18 years ago to help improve diversity in corporate America through paid internships. The foundation has provided 189 paid internships, in which 57 alumni now have full-time jobs within the industry. Staying true to his commitment to giving back, Carr launched his latest brand called WayMaker. He purposed this initiative to help provide direction, wisdom, and inspiration to people wanting to grow their life and change the world. Subscribe at www.waymakerjournal.com.

Watch him during our closing keynote, “#WTF do we do with all this rage?” on September 30th from 5:45 PM to 06:00 PM ET.

Your Expectations VS Our Enraged Reality” Panel

Matt Bernstein

Creator, Owner of @mattxiv

Pronouns: He/They

Instagram: @mattxiv

Matt Bernstein is a digital creator and self-proclaimed professional homosexual. They’ve emerged online largely over the past year, creating content around issues of gender and masculinity and building community for LGBTQ people of all ages on social media.

Watch Matt speak about LGBTQ+ Rights and more during our “Your Expectations vs Our Enraged Reality” panel on September 30th from 03:20 PM to 04:20 PM ET.

Chelsea Miller

Co-Founder of Freedom March NYC

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @thechelseamiller

Chelsea Miller is a Brooklyn native and one of the leading voices in youth activism. Chelsea was recently named by the City & State of New York as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Brooklyn, recognized by Vogue Magazine as one of the 50 trailblazing activists from across the globe, Financial Times named her as one of the leading Women of 2020, and Columbia University recognized her as one of 8 Columbians you should know. Most recently, Chelsea launched a campaign in partnership with Versace focused on women’s leadership and was featured in BET’s docuseries Boiling Point drawing the connection between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the current youth-led movement today.

Watch Chelsea speak about Racial Justice and more during our “Your Expectations vs Our Enraged Reality” panel on September 30th from 03:20 PM to 04:20 PM ET.

Nialah Edari

Co-Founder of Freedom March NYC & Activist

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @nialahedari

Nialah Edari is the Co-Founder of Freedom March NYC, a youth protest and policy group on the frontlines pushing for reform in New York City and nationally. Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nialah moved to New York to study at Barnard College of Columbia University. Nialah has been involved in activism from an early age, having served in the role of Midwest Youth Director for renowned national civil rights organization, The National Action Network, and involved in Gun Violence Prevention work in New York City. Nialah has had the privilege of speaking on youth activism during the National Action Network’s Annual Conference, Yale’s Black Solidarity Conference, and the Black Women’s Roundtable, and most recently, the March on Washington. Nialah worked in the office of the highest-ranking African-American in Congress Majority Whip of the House of Representatives, Jim Clyburn, and in the Office of the New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer.

Watch Nialah speak about Racial Justice and more during our “Your Expectations vs Our Enraged Reality” panel on September 30th from 03:20 PM to 04:20 PM ET.

Sophie Beren

Founder & CEO of The Conversationalist

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @sophieberen

Sophie Beren is the Founder and CEO of The Conversationalist, a non-partisan educational platform empowering the next generation to break out of their echo chambers, have difficult conversations, and unify together. Her community of over 15,000 young people is committed to coming together, across differences, through “POVz”, the first-ever Gen Z Talk Show, and their digital network on the Geneva app. On her mission to unify the world one conversation at a time, Sophie was recently named “25 Under 25” by Social Entrepreneur’s Magazine and “21 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021.”

Watch Sophie speak about disrupting echo chambers during our “Your Expectations vs Our Enraged Reality” panel on September 30th from 03:20 PM to 04:20 PM ET.

Niharika Elety

Sustainable Fashion Advocate, Designer, Artist

Pronouns: She/Her/They

Instagram: @nihaelety

Niha Elety is a sustainable fashion advocate and designer using fashion, art and cultural heritage to bring awareness about sustainability and its importance. When joining the sustainability space full of advocates and leaders, Niha noticed that there weren’t many discussions about culture and ancestral knowledge. Since then her goal has been to bring inclusivity and a variety of perspectives from BIPOC creators (the original sustainability leaders) to the environmental movement.

Watch Niharika speak about Climate Change and more during our “Your Expectations vs Our Enraged Reality” panel on September 30th from 03:20 PM to 04:20 PM ET.

Rage Break with Alyson Stoner

Alyson Stoner

Actress, Founder of Movement Genuis & Activist

Pronouns: She/They

Instagram: @alysonstoner

With 20 years in film, television, and music, Alyson is dedicated to making educational and self-empowering tools engaging, affordable and accessible. She is co-founder of Movement Genius, a digital platform offering live and on-demand classes that improve mental health and reduce stress.

Unwind with Alyson Stoner with a mindful movement workshop to bring you a break from the rage from 4:20 PM to 4:30 PM ET.

TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” Panel

Victoria Paris

TikToker

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @victoriaparis | TikTok: @victoriaparis

Heya, I’m the only living girl in New York City. Or that’s what my Instagram bio says. I vlog and make content about my life.

Watch Victoria talk about her content creation on the “TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” panel on September 30th from 4:30 PM to 5 PM ET.

Aidan Kohn-Murphy

Executive Director of Gen-Z for Change

Pronouns: He/Him

TikTok: Aidanpleasestoptalking| Instagram: @AidanKohnMurphy

Aidan Kohn-Murphy, 17, is the founder and Executive Director of Gen-Z for Change, an organization of over 500 TikTokers fighting for social justice. He has worked with the Biden Campaign, the White House, the International Refugee Assistance Project, Fair Fight, and more.

Watch Aidan talk about how content can make a change on the “TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” panel on September 30th from 4:30 PM to 5 PM ET.

Ziad Ahmed

CEO of JUV Consulting

Pronouns: He/Him

Instagram: @ziadahmed

Ziad Ahmed is a 22-year-old entrepreneur, recent Yale graduate, and speaker. He is the CEO of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z consultancy that works with clients to help them understand young people. JUV has worked with over 20 Fortune 500 companies, has been profiled by the New York Times, and has launched major purpose-driven TikTok campaigns. Because of JUV, Ziad was named to the 2019 Forbes #30Under30 list when he was just 19-years-old.

Watch Ziad discuss TikTok’s potential in the “TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” panel on September 30th from 4:30 PM to 5 PM ET.

Claudia Conway

Activist, Influencer

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @claudiamconway | TikTok: @claudiamconway | Twitter: @claudiamconwayy

Watch Claudia discuss Gen Z’s impact in “TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” panel on September 30th from 4:30 PM to 5 PM ET.

Jackie “Jax” James

Creator, Owner of @jaxajueny

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @jaxajueny

Jackie “Jax” James is a 18-year-old creator / actor / human rights activist based in Fargo, ND. Unafraid to stand up for what she knows is right, Jax addresses topics with her signature quick-wit and grace; and, in doing so, has established herself as a thought leader for her generation.

Watch Jax discuss content creation on the “TikTok: The For You(th) Page for Change!” panel on September 30th from 4:30 PM to 5 PM ET.

How Do We Envision a Purpose-Driven Business World?” Panel

Afdhel Aziz

Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Conspiracy of Love

Pronouns: He/Him

Instagram: @afdhelaziz

Afdhel Aziz is one of the most inspiring leaders in the global movement of business as a force for good. After a 20-year career as a global marketer at Procter & Gamble, Nokia, Heineken, and Absolut Vodka, Aziz is now the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Conspiracy of Love, a B Corp-certified global purpose consultancy that helps Fortune 500 companies like Adidas, Red Bull, Facebook, Microsoft, Mondelez, AB Inbev, Diageo and Mars use business as a force for good.

Watch Afdhel on the “How Do We Envision a Purpose-Driven Business World?” panel on September 30th from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

Ian Schafer

Co-Founder & CEO of Kindred

Pronouns: He/Him

Instagram: @ischafer

Ian Schafer is the CEO & Co-Founder of Kindred, the membership platform providing leaders with access to the education, development, and community they need to meet the new expectations for ESG leadership.

Watch Ian on the “How Do We Envision a Purpose-Driven Business World?” panel on September 30th from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

Soyoung Kang

CMO of eos

Pronouns: She/Her

Twitter: @soyonyc | Linkedin: @soyoungkang1 | Instagram: @kangsoyo

Soyoung Kang is the Chief Marketing Officer at eos Products, the iconic beauty brand, where she is responsible for driving the overall strategy, planning, and operations for marketing & ecommerce. She has been named a Forbes CMO Next, a Campaign US CMO 50, a Business Insider as a CMO to Watch, and serves on the AdWeek DEI Council and Ascend Executive Network leadership. Soyoung holds a BS in Architecture from MIT, a dual MBA in Marketing and Finance from The Wharton School, and was a Fulbright scholar.

Watch Soyoung on the “How Do We Envision a Purpose-Driven Business World?” panel on September 30th from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

Shaina Zafar

CMO of JUV Consulting

Pronouns: She/Her

Instagram: @shainazafar | Twitter: @shainazafar

Shaina Zafar, 21, is the Co-founder and CMO of JUV Consulting, a Gen Z marketing company that builds campaigns that authentically resonate with young people. She oversees partnerships, social impact, research, and brand at the company and specializes in understanding environmental, social, and governance alignment in purpose-driven businesses. She is a recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with an advocacy background with Muslim and Asian American issues.

Watch Shaina on the “How Do We Envision a Purpose-Driven Business World?” panel on September 30th from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

“How Can Corporate DE&I Evolve for Gen Z?” Fireside Chat

Mita Mallick

Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta

Pronouns: She/Her

Mita Mallick is a corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses. She gives innovative ideas a voice and serves customers and communities with purpose. She is currently the Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta and formerly was the Head of Inclusion and Cross Cultural Marketing at Unilever.

Watch Mita sit down with JUV CEO & Founder, Ziad Ahmed, during their fireside chat, “How Can Corporate DE&I Evolve for Gen Z?” on September 30th from 5:30 PM to 5:45 PM ET.

“Sorry” – A Poem by Sam Getachew

Samuel Getachew

Poet

Pronouns: He/Him

Instagram: @samuelgd

Samuel Getachew is an 18-year-old poet and writer from Oakland, California. He served as the 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, and his writing has been published in Teen Vogue, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and more. He is currently a freshman at Yale University.

Listen to Sam’s exclusive poem, “Sorry” — a raw, unfiltered, look into the Gen Z experience on September 30th from 6:00 PM to 6:10 PM ET. The piece is an original poem written for Coming of Rage!


JUV Consulting is a Gen Z collective that works with companies to create purpose-driven and authentic marketing campaigns that engage young audiences. Contact us at info@juvconsulting.com if you would like to learn how to reach Gen Z, or sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Screenshot, to get Gen Z insights straight to your inbox.

Sandra Salvatierra is Senior Director of Brand for JUV Consulting. She likes red pepper flakes, the color yellow, and Spotify playlists that make her feel like she is the star of an A24 film. You can connect with her on LinkedIn!